I-tsu-tsu Co. Ltd.

Authentic Japanese Culture
for Children around the world

  • Shogi is a part of traditional Japanese culture. Japanese shogi is imbued with Japanese culture.

  • It is a traditional Japanese game categorized in board games. Two players take turns moving their pieces on a board and the one who captures the opponent’s Ousho (King) wins.

  • Shogi puzzle is an easy game with Shogi pieces and a board of 3×3 squares. Even young children without full knowledge of Shogi piece movements can enjoy Shogi puzzles.

Representative Profile

professional women’s chess player Akiko Nakakura中倉彰子

After winning the Women’s Amateur Meijin Tournament in 1991 and 1992, she made her debut as a professional women’s chess player at the age of 18. In addition to competing in official tournaments as a professional, she has also been active as a TV program host, hosting the NHK Cup Shogi Tournament and other events. She has a reputation for teaching children and is involved in the production of “Shogi Drills for Parents and Children” and “Shogi DVD for Beginners” for children, as well as the development of the WODDYPUDDY “Hajimete no Shogi Set”. She is widely involved in activities that combine Shogi with intellectual education and child-rearing, giving lectures to mothers raising children and promoting Shogi to children. In her personal life, she is a mother of three children, and she struggles to balance child-rearing and work. Her essays on child-rearing have appeared in seven local newspapers and are currently serialized in the Tokyo Shimbun and Chunichi Shimbun. Her philosophy is to “bring fun, surprising, and authentic traditional Japanese culture close to children all over the world. Graduated from Hosei University, Faculty of Human Environment.


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I-tsu-tsu’s shogi products are designed to help kids become more familiar with shogi, with a strong focus on “fun” and “ease of understanding”


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